What you Should Know About Brazilian Waxing
Brazilian Wax removes all hair from your nether regions as painlessly as possible. You may choose to have everything taken off, or to leave a shape on the front. Most people choose a strip or a triangle. Please be very specific when letting your waxologist know what you want. When I say “all” hair, I mean every last strand from front to back.
Does Brazilian Waxing Hurt?
Listen Ladies & Gents, the truth hurts. Of course ripping hair out of follicles isn’t going to be an utterly comfortable experience. However, in the hands of an experienced esthetician the process is only minorly painful. It helps if your esthetician has prolonged experience with hair removal, especially with Brazilian Bikini Waxes. Make sure she holds your skin taught. She may even ask you for help. Danger signs are if your skin tears or becomes bruised. You might not want to wax four (4) days before, or four (4) days after your menstrual cycle. You will find it is a little more painful on these days.
Using a Numbing Cream Before Brazilian Wax?
We prefer you didn’t. Numbing creams can interfere with the application of the Brazilian wax or, in certain situations, cause allergic reactions. For instance, somebody could be allergic to a benzocaine that contains an anti-itch formula without knowing it. They apply it before they wax, then become itchy. Thinking this is a reaction to the Brazilian wax, they reapply the product, and therefore worsen the situation. Beyond this, I’m wary of using chemicals around such a sensitive area full of membranes and have heard horror stories of people not knowing a wax is too hot for their skin (our Brazilian wax is kept at a steady warm temperature) because they are so numb. So, please avoid numbing creams or sprays.
What to Expect After Your Wax
Let’s put it this way, the coarser your hair and the more sensitive your skin, the more sensitivity you will feel during and after the Brazilian wax. Some first-time clients are uncomfortable for an hour or so and others feel a little bit tender for a day or two. Additionally, it is important not to wear tight jeans or pants if it is your first time waxing. And don’t throw yourself into a spinning class or do anything else that involves a lot of friction right after a wax! Ouch!
The best way to minimize the discomfort is to take an ibuprofen 20 minutes before you wax, another after your wax, and then use a cool compress on the area if needed. (But remember not to place the ice directly on your skin.) You won’t need to do this every time, but it may help the first couple of times. Once you start waxing regularly, it will become a breeze and you likely won’t feel any discomfort once the wax is finished. Plus, we always use fabulous balms to treat your skin after a wax to ensure the most rapid relief possible! ?For more information on prepping for a Brazilian wax, see »»How to Prepare.
How Long you Should Expect the Results of a Brazilian Wax to Last
It really depends. Hair grows at different cycles, depending on the person and sometimes your cultural background. Also, shaved hair does not grow back in one cycle. I am seeing more and more that after a first wax, shaved hair will still appear days after the wax. This is typically because the client didn’t wait long enough for ALL of the hair to grow out.
You will, however, notice that after a few Brazilian Waxes, your hair will start to grow in much slower and finer. (Shaved hair is much thicker, because it gets cut off at its thickest point.) Therefore, don’t have high expectations after your first wax of extremely smooth skin. This comes with time and the patience of growing all of your hair out at the same time. But believe me, it pays off.
Brazilian Waxing While Pregnant
Please clear this with your doctor. Just like waxing when you are menstruating, being pregnant will leave you more sensitive during and after your wax. I personally think it is best to wait until the second trimester to wax. Unfortunately we will not be able to perform a Full Monty Brazilian wax on you if you are 5 months pregnant or more and have not ever received a Brazilian Wax, or have not been waxed for over a year. It is just too much for skin that is already sensitive and engorged.
Brazilian Waxing for Men
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